- Series: In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
- Paperback: 622 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (December 26, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0596006977
- ISBN-13: 978-0596006976
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,370,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Peter is a seminar leader and key course developer, teaching courses to thousands of software developers for Unix and Windows systems. As the chief developer and cofounder of the IT company Authensis AG in Germany, he has gained extensive experience in software development for computer telephony. Peter is also the author of several other books on software development in C/C++, most of them as co-author with Ulla Kirch-Prinz, including O'Reilly's "C Pocket Reference".
Tony Crawford is a technical-writer and freelance translator with a strong C background based just outside Berlin, Germany. In addition to regular software localization projects, he has translated books on network administration and ATM. A US native, Tony completed undergraduate work at Occidental College, Los Angeles; Universit de Perpignan, France; and Technische Universit t, Berlin. Tony translates from German into English.
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If there's one thing I would change with this book it is that I would like there is a hardcover version; because once you develop obsessive-compulsive disorder of taking this book everywhere with you it would surely help if it was of maximal physical durability.
This book doesn't teach you how to program in C, it assumes you are already very fluent in the language.
If you aren't, this book will be a waste of time and you will not be able to understand it.
Prinz and Crawford strike the right balance, in my view, between "succinct" and "illustrative". I have seen other books that overview C that I would describe as "terse but obscure": not this one.
I like the book, but wish it was updated for C11, at least.